Cheryl Wilson-Smith

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Granite and Lichen | 8″ x 13″ x 13″| Glass and cement I am surrounded by the graceful intensity of granite skillfully embellished by lichens. They have been here long before me and will be here long after. Through trying to recreate a sensation of this, I am privileged to contemplate the passage of time, genetic memory and the evanescence …


Brad Turner

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Redundant Vessels (Pair) | 22″ x 16″ x 8″| Handblown glass “Redundant Vessels” are comprised of hand-blown glass pieces that fit and stack together. More than the sum of the parts, these objects begin as an exploration in form, colour and transparency. They go on to reveal an ambiguity that denotes figurative forms, functionality, interior space, and a hint of …


Diana Thorneycroft

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, DENIS LONGCHAMPS – $2,000 Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term …


Joanna Rogers

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

In Memorium or The Wake of Progress | 35″ x 19″ x 6″ | Weaving, cotton, cassette tape This piece explores the idea of obsolescence. The panels were handwoven using cassette tape in an old overshot pattern, long out of fashion. The form is based on armour once woven and worn by the Kiribati people of Micronesia. All these things …


Meghan Price

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Body Rock | 96″ x 54″ x 19″| Graphite on stitched paper, dowels “Body Rock” is a series of paper forms made through pattern drafting and stitching. Geological textures are recorded on the paper with graphite rubbings. These floating “boulders” sway in response to movement, marking the time of our bodies. They also point to the much greater geologic timescale …


Carole Pilon

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Pied nu (Barefoot) | 5″ x 25″ x 10″| Cast crystal, paper pulp, resin, oil colour This work comes from research on the adaptation of bodies, a powerful phenomenon that is observed both in humans and in nature. In “Pied nu” the contrast in the treatment of materials suggest the precarious balance that characterizes our world, a universe where the …


Nicole Paul

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Resonance | 18″ x 18″ | Acrylic on elk hide “Resonance” is an ongoing painting installation project representing the importance of intergenerational learning. These drums are all hand made using steam bent maple and stretched elk rawhide. They are bound with babiche in both the traditional and decorative style. The surface is painted with acrylics and decorated with coyote fur. …


Dave Parsanishi

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | 3RD PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – $1,000 About his work, he says, “I find beauty in everyday things and the patina created by age and wear. This could be in a person, a discarded chunk of metal or something washed up on the shore. Not all things are beautiful, but there is beauty in all things. I’m not …


Peter McFarlane

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | 2ND PRIZE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – $2,000 Peter McFarlane has been a professional artist for 25 years and his work is in public and private collections on 3 continents. He relies on obsessively long hours, serendipity and taking risks to uncover his ideas. He works with everyday recycled materials that he manipulates to contour and re-contextualize meaning and …


Lou Lynn

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Tracing Wheel | 15″ x 20″ x 7″ | Bronze & glass “Tracing Wheel” is an interpretation of a tool that is used to copy patterns onto fabric. The resulting object takes a serious departure from function; while making an implied reference to a functional implement, it offers only an impractical solution for imagined tasks.